This course is for you if:
You wish to step forward into personal, collective and planetary change and are ready to access tools for the learning journey.
You have a calling towards restorative justice, peacemaking and reconciliation that is locally honouring and globally connected.
You are interested in being involved in a path of design for resilient community building and deep adaptation.
In this time of great planetary transition, we are each invited to join others with the courage needed to reSTORY our Collective Future through a restorative justice journey. In taking on a path of reconciliation with ourselves, each other, the land, and all beings…. the wonderment of new possibilities exists. The depth and quality of this work require the diversity of our hearts and minds to make a journey of “reSTORYing” towards decolonization and learning.
A unique group of educators, community builders, restorative justice proponents…..and cultural creatives with decades of experience have come together to respond to the deep calling of our time. Years of working in regenerative and restorative response to the urgent need for change within social and environmental crises have led each of these facilitators to this offering.
The Institute brings online learners from around the world, together with our ‘on the ground’ team, as we co-create a program designed for these times of planetary transition. We focus on reSTORYing the narrative of the Empire Era towards choosing planetary values as a way of life. The facilitator/Elders team will work within the Institute to provide the 16 weeks of carefully crafted learning options as we take on climate emergency issues and the need for deep adaptation.
1. Restorative Justice Certificate (incubator 2021)
3. Ecovillage Design Certificate (for those who already have their PDC)
4. Directed Studies Supervision for University Credit students
Additional Offerings AWAKEN special costing:
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) – Earth Activist Training/Starhawk
‘Bright Future Now’ Program & Network Membership – Robert Gilman
Week 0: PREPARATIONS: Laying the Groundwork
Week 1: WELCOME: Forming Our Learning Community
Week 2: RE-VILLAGING: Indigenous Worldviews and Cooperative Cultures
Week 3: NEW SCIENCE/STORY: Interbeing and Conscious Evolution
Week 4: MODERN ZEITGEIST: How Did We Get Here?
Week 5: STATE OF THE WORLD: Some Inconvenient Truths
Week 6: DEEP ADAPTATION: How to Cope with “What’s Next”
Week 7: ECOVILLAGE DESIGN: Living Well and Lightly Together
Week 8: ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY: Regeneration and Resilience
Week 9: ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY: Glocalization and Fair Share
Week 10: LAWFUL SUSTAINABILITY: Structures and Innovation
Week 11: EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS: Choosing to Love
Week 12: COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Aligning the Inner and the Outer
Week 13: CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: From War to Peace
Week 14: CATALYZING CHANGE: Leadership and Spiritual Activism
Week 15: NETWORKING: Finding Our Local, Regional, and Global Tribes
Week 16: CLOSING: Final Presentations and Celebration
Weekly Schedule (Approximate)
Pre-recorded presentation introducing theme of the week (10 minutes)
Live group discussion – content and presentation (3.0)
Group Restorative Justice Council Circle (2.0)
“Operational” meeting/Sociocracy training – doing the work to keep cooperative culture going (1.5)
Student-led activities (1.5)
Learning Journey Guides
Brandy Gallagher (BSW, MA) is one of the original founders and developers of O.U.R. Ecovillage… Read More about Brandy.
In 1999, Daniel founded the non-profit Living Routes, which partnered with UMass-Amherst to run study abroad programs… Read More about Daniel.
Carrie Campbell has a passion for reweaving the net that holds us all. She is a designer, artist, educator and consultant…
Read More about Carrie.
OUR Elders and Beloved Knowledge Keepers
Robert George Qwiyahwultu-hw
Qwiyahwultu-hw (Robert George) is born and raised in path of purpose within the Quw’utsun Mustimuhw (Cowichan Tribes/Nation)…
Read More about Qwiyahwultu-hw.
Estelle Sinclaire/Red Eagle Woman
Estelle/Red Eagle Woman has been with OUR ECOVILLAGE’s team since 2003. In her ceremony work as a Sun Dancer, a ‘Pipe Carrier’,…
Read More about Estelle.
Please choose your contribution from the Gratitude Culture Scale – learn more:
Reciprocal Cost – $2300
For those with sufficient financial resources who can pay at cost for the experience.
Rebalancing Cost – $3000
For those with more than enough financial resources (personal or institutionally supported) and a desire to support access for others to help rebalance systemic inequity.
Supported Cost – Proposal
Pay It Forward with Great Deeds – for those with currently limited financial resources who will avoid further hardship while benefiting from access supplemented by the community. Please send your proposal to us using the Applicant Inquiry form.
Additional Add-on Offerings:
- Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) – Earth Activist Training/Starhawk – $750
- ‘Bright Future Now’ Program & Network Membership – Robert Gilman – $350
The Canadian Earth Institute (CEI) is privileged to sponsor this magical journey of social and environmental justice through this innovative learning community experimental journey. AWAKENing the Dragon…is part of the 20 year Vision originally crafted by OUR ECOVILLAGE which is the land location that CEI is stewarding throughout this project. These times are a wake up call….for us to each change our relationships and rise from a place of presence, of conscious and deep connection. We validate our meaningful relationships with each other and with creation, becoming increasingly aware of each interaction, and in this way move from human beings to ‘inter-beings’.
1. Please select the below Paypal button to pay your $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee.
2. You will receive on online Application Form. Please fill this in and submit as soon as possible.
3. You will hear back from the Canadian Earth Institute within one week from the submission of your Application on the status of your acceptance into this Institute.
4. AWAKEN…into the experience of this special Institute.